First and 10: Thank God it’s Thursday

NFL Network’s second-half schedule of Thursday night games kicks off at 8 p.m. ET with an important divisional showdown, as Carson Palmer’s Oakland Raiders battle Philip Rivers’ San Diego Chargers for first place in the AFC West.

First and 10: We’re halfway home

Time flies when you’re having fun, and the 2011 NFL regular season is already half over. With that in mind, we asked eight NFL.com and NFL Network analysts for their award winners at the halfway point and revised predictions for the postseason, and the results are in.

First and 10: Not for the faint of heart

If you missed the New York Giants’ Super Bowl flashback against the New England Patriots, or Sunday night’s stirring final drive by the Baltimore Ravens against the Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL Network’s got you covered with a special edition of “NFL Replay” Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.

First and 10: Who you got — Tigers or Tide?

With Alabama and LSU gearing up for the Game of the Century Saturday night, tune into NFL Network’s “Around the League Live” at 5 p.m. ET Friday and have some fun with Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth, who won a BCS title at LSU when Nick Saban coached the Tigers, and Buffalo Bills rookie defensive end Marcell Dareus, who played for Saban’s national championship club at Alabama.

First and 10: The Man in the Hat

Tom Landry was a stone-faced icon, a “football god on Earth,” according to Skip Bayless. So what made the legendary Cowboys coach tick? Peel back the mask with Thursday’s premiere of “A Football Life: Tom Landry” on NFL Network.

First and 10: Kansas City blues

If you missed Monday’s night’s Halloween thriller in Kansas City, tune in to NFL Network Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET for an enhanced replay of the Chargers’ devastating overtime loss to the surging Chiefs.

First and 10: Week 8 redux

Watch enhanced replays of the Baltimore Ravens’ thrilling comeback against the Arizona Cardinals, and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ clash with AFC rival New England Tuesday night on NFL Network.

First and 10: Frightful fans

NFL fans embraced the Halloween spirit on Sunday by dressing up in crazy costumes to help cheer for their favorite teams.

First and 10: Put your voting hat on

Friday is the last chance to have your say in who wins top honors for last weekend’s games by voting for the NFL’s Hardest Working Man award, the Rookie of the Week, Air & Ground Player of the Week, and Never Say Never Moment of the Week. And don’t forget to fill out your Pro Bowl ballot!

First and 10: Da coach

Ditka: A certain magic still lingers in the very name. Don’t miss the premiere of NFL FIlms’ “A Football Life: Mike Ditka” Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

First and 10: Cast your Pro Bowl ballot

The time has come to nominate your Pro Bowl players for 2012. Cast your vote for the AFC and NFC’s best players at each position.

First and 10: Whither T.O.?

Be sure to tune into NFL Network Tuesday afternoon as free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens drops by after his public workout intended to impress NFL scouts.

First and 10: Tebow the hero

The Tim Tebow era got off to a memorable start in Miami Sunday, where the former Florida Gator looked terrible for three and a half quarters before rallying the Broncos to turn a 15-0 deficit with 2:39 left into an 18-15 overtime win.

First and 10: Get those ballots in

Friday is the last chance to have your say in who wins top honors for last weekend’s games by voting for the NFL’s Hardest Working Man award, the Rookie of the Week, Air & Ground Player of the Week, and Never Say Never Moment of the Week.

First and 10: A life in pictures

Ninety-four-year-old Ed Sabol became the oldest man ever inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this year. See how the founder of NFL Films changed the way we watch sports and earned the gratitude of generations of NFL stars when “A Football Life: Ed Sabol” premieres on NFL Network Thursday at 10 p.m. ET.

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